Miller-Cochran, LaunchPad Solo for An Insider's Guide to Academic Writing

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click on the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad Solo for An Insider's Guide to Academic Writing.

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.


Insider’s View Videos and Activities

Insider’s View videos allow students to hear directly from scholars and fellow students in various academic fields as they explore disciplinary expectations for their writing and reflect on their own writing practices.

These videos are accompanied by two sets of questions: one to test students’ understanding of the material and one to inspire students to make deeper, more meaningful connections with the content.


Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve’s game-like adaptive quizzing covers grammar and usage as well as citation. LearningCurve provides a unique learning path for each student, with quizzes shaped by each individual’s correct and incorrect answers. The less a student knows about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it. And the better a student does, the more difficult the questions become. 

LearningCurve covers more than grammar, however. We now have LearningCurve activities on key argument topics, including persuasive appeals, reasoning and logical fallacies, and arguable claims.


Tutorials and Video Activities

Tutorials and video activities that help students learn crucial skills, from reading critically and citing sources in MLA and APA style to digital composing skills and building a professional brand.

What resources are available for instructors? 

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's take a closer look.


Instructor Video Library

A special set of "Insider Videos" for instructors give tips and strategies for introducing students to a wide range of disciplines, including the social sciences and the sciences.